29 octobre 2016

A very fine Silesian Hochschnitt and Tiefschnitt goblet and cover, Hermsdorf, circa 1730

Lot 38. A very fine Silesian Hochschnitt and Tiefschnitt goblet and cover, Hermsdorf, circa 1730. Estimate £3,000 - 4,000 (€3,300 - 4,400). Photo Bonhams. The tapering bowl divided into four panels by vertical bands of Hochschnitt or relief carving of heavy baroque ornament, the resulting panels delicately engraved in Tiefschnitt with laub-und-Bandelwerk, floral and shell motifs, two of the panels containing allegorical figures standing by tiny pine trees, the cover carved with... [Lire la suite]

29 octobre 2016

An important Silesian Hochschnitt goblet and cover by Friedrich Winter, Hermsdorf, circa 1700

Lot 37. An important Silesian Hochschnitt goblet and cover by Friedrich Winter, Hermsdorf, circa 1700. Estimate £60,000 - 80,000 (€67,000 - 89,000). Photo Bonhams. Carved with the arms of Schaffgotsch, the thistle-shaped bowl deeply carved in Hochschnitt on a polished ground, the bowl with three reserved cartouches, one in high relief with the pine tree device used by the Schaffgotsch family surrounded by the engraved motto Aucun temps ne le Change(Untouched by Time), the other two cartouches engraved... [Lire la suite]
20 juillet 2013

A Silesian Hochschnitt goblet and cover, Hermsdorf, Hirschberger Tal, circa 1720

A Silesian Hochschnitt goblet and cover, Hermsdorf, Hirschberger Tal, circa 1720. Photo Bonhams The thistle-shaped bowl cut in Hochschnitt and Tiefschnittwith five arched relief panels each engraved with an armour-clad and helmeted warrior, alternating with small oval medallions each depicting figures in landscapes or interiors, one inscribed Aucun temps ne le change, the reserve filled with ten finely engraved vignettes allegorical of the Seasons, the Senses and Faith, Hope and Charity, below a ropework... [Lire la suite]